Kayaking the River Danube – Europe

Posted: March 6, 2012 in Preparation

Kayaking: The River Danube

…is one of the most amazing kayak or canoe trips in the world. It goes from Ingolstadt all the way to the Black Sea, but you can join for short stages if you don’t have the three months it takes for the whole trip. Lovely warm water, fantastic people (fellow paddlers and locals), interesting culture, nice beaches and a fascinating history of the event itself are all part of the attraction. The difficulty level is not high, although you need a fair amount of endurance. And you have to get up pretty early in the morning to make a start on your journey..

The route:

Germany: Ingolstadt-Regensburg-Straubing-Erlau (242 km in 7 days)
Austria: Inzell-Linz-Vienna-Hainburg (331km in 9 days)
Slovakia: Bratislava Komarno Gabcikovo (119km in 3 days)
Hungary: Esztergom-Lep. Visegrad-Budapest, Mohacs (327km in 9 days)
Serbia: Apatin (46km in 1 day)
Croatia: Aljmaš Vukovar (69km in 2 days)
Serbia: Backa Palanka-Belgrade-Brza Palanka (495km in 10 days)
Bulgaria: Novo Selo, Vidin Russian-Silistra (509km in 15 days)
Romania: Calarasi-Tulcea-Sf. Gheorghe-Black Sea (424km in 10 days)

8 weeks give or take a bit…

  1. I haven’t seen any more posts about this topic, so I assume you ended up not going… Though you did end up in more exotic places! 🙂

    Anyhow… we are planning to paddle the upper Austrian section of the river, though independent from the TID (timing issues) – I wonder whether you made some more research on this river and might have some information that could help us with that (we are mostly struggling finding canoe rentals)… Any help is appreciated!



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